The path that leads to the creation of an artistic mosaic work is certainly long. Not only because it takes a long time to create the mosaic itself, rather because the steps from an idea to set down the tiles are not so predictable. There is a painful part, where I fix on paper with… Continue reading From sketch to mosaic: the interpretation
I’ve recently read a book “Bright Earth. The invention of colour” by Philip Ball. It’s a very interesting and pleasant essay, where the author thinks back to the history of the colour from a physical-chemical point of wiew, and from the very first uses till now. Today we take for granted the facility to use… Continue reading Does the colour last forever?
The categories of the mosaic The world of the mosaic art is wide. For these reason I think it could be useful to stop and clarify the question in order to understand better. The mosaic has an ancient story. The first discoveries date back to 3000 b.C.; a lot happened since then and it is… Continue reading The easel mosaic
Tiles, andamento and spacing. When I tell people that I create mosaics, it often happens that they compare them with puzzle. Actually, we all know the puzzle and it is quite spontaneous to define the mosaic art (that is less known) as a joint of colourful tiles. It’s not exactly the same thing! And it… Continue reading What is the mosaic art?
The concept The eye sees, my mind revises and the hand sketches. The important is not to lose the instant! I start working in this way. I need a quick sketch, in order to not forget (you know, sometimes the memory fails). A piece of torn paper helps me to fix my inspirations (better, if… Continue reading How to design a mosaic work